Posts Tagged "inequality"

A DEEP LOOK AT ASIAN POVERTY

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From The Asian Century Institute Asian lives have improved immensely these past few decades. But poverty in its many monetary and non-monetary forms, as well as vulnerability and insecurity, remain endemic in Asia. Fareed Zakaria, CNN anchor man and leading international affairs commentator, once reported with much fanfare on the great fall in global poverty. Based on a « poverty line » of $1.25, there has been a dramatic reduction in global poverty, even if much of it is attributable to China and to a lesser extent India. (Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced barely little improvement in its poverty.) It is true that Asian lives have indeed improved immensely, as economies have grown. An expanding middle class is becoming a new feature of...

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Capitalism & Inequality.

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Foreign Affairs March/April 2013 issue published an essay from Jerry Z. Muller on Capitalism and Inequality.   « Inequality is rising across the post-industrial capitalist world. The problem is not caused by politics and politics will never be able to eliminate it. But simply ignoring it could generate a populist backlash. Governments must accept that today as ever, inequality and insecurity are the inevitable results of market operations. Their challenge is to find ways of shielding citizens from capitalism’s adverse consequences — even as they preserve the dynamism that produces capitalism’s vast economic and cultural benefits in the first place ».  Full article in Foreign...

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